Deadline: 1 February 2020
Open to: cross-border and transnational regional projects in Visegrad region, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans countries
Benefits: a 100% covered project grant
The Visegrad Fund is launching the first call for applications for Visegrad, Visegrad+ and Strategic grants in 2020. With grants, Visegrad Fund supports cross-border and transnational regional projects in Visegrad region, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans countries.
The Visegrad Foundation is providing funding to a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding in the border areas to multilateral initiatives with potential to benefit people across the whole region.
Organizations that aim to share knowledge, enhance innovation and engage citizens in the Visegrad region and across Central and Eastern Europe are encouraged to apply. If you are a small civic group focused on the local community, or an experienced, nation-wide organization feel free to apply!
The Visegrad and the Visegrad+ Grants
Visegrad grants support regional partnerships among NGOs and civil society organizations, public institutions and municipalities, private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as education and research centers that contribute to cooperation in the Visegrad region.
Visegrad+ Grants support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries.
To apply for Visegrad or Visegrad+ Grants, your project must address one of the objectives of the grant program from one of seven focus areas eligible for funding:
Strategic Grants support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group. Strategic priorities are announced annually by the V4 country holding the rotating presidency over the group, which from July 2019 to June 2020 is Czechia. The three main strategic priorities are:
Learn more about the conditions for applying for Strategic Grant here.
The Visegrad, Visegrad+ and Strategic Grants cover up to 100% of project budget with 15% for overheads. Each project proposal shall present a deliverable-based budget, i.e., budget based on estimated costs related to the delivery of concrete outputs
Additional support from actors other than the Fund is highly encouraged—be it of financial (financial contributions by the applicant, partners and/or other donors or sponsors) or non-financial nature.
Project budgets shall be realistic and respect the “value for money” principle. All cost estimates shall be based on the project’s expected expenditures in EUR (€) based on average price.
You can submit your project proposals via My Visegrad during the submission period which opens 30 days before the deadline—February 1, June 1, October 1 at 12.00 PM (noon).
Consulting your project proposal is possible via e-mail, phone, skype or by appointment. Any consultation can take place up to 14 days before the application deadline.
For more information on how to apply, please visit the official website.